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Justice Department charges nearly 200 people in $2.7 billion health care fraud crackdown

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The Justice Department has announced charges against almost 200 individuals for their alleged involvement in healthcare fraud schemes totaling over $2.7 billion. The charges include doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals. The government has also seized assets worth more than $231 million, including cash, luxury vehicles, and gold. Attorney General Merrick Garland emphasized that anyone profiting from the unlawful distribution of controlled substances will be held accountable. The schemes involved unnecessary wound grafts for Medicare patients and the sale of adulterated HIV drugs. Other cases involved the unlawful distribution of Adderall pills and illegal opioid prescribing.